Come enjoy a FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST this Saturday!! Center
Barnstead Christian Church will be having a free pancake breakfast
Saturday, October 1st from 8:00am to 9:30am. There will be yummy
pancakes, delicious sausages, hot coffee and juice. All
located at Center Barnstead Christian Church at 116 S. Barnstead Rd,
Center Barnstead, next door to the Town Hall. Phone (603) 269-8831
for additional information.
Scout troop 10070 Presents Buddy Benches
Submitted By Lauren Croft,
6th Grade, Barnstead Elementary School
Girl Scout troop 10070 of Center Barnstead NH presented two buddy
benches to their elementary school at a school wide assembly on Friday.
The benches were built and presented as part of the Girl Scout Bronze
Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can achieve.
During the assembly, the troop of nine Scouts explained to their
classmates that the bench is to be used by any student who is feeling
lonely and needs a friend. When a student sits on the bench, it
tells other students that they need a friend to play with.
To earn the Bronze Award, Scouts must learn planning skills to follow
through on a project that makes a positive impact on the community.
The Scouts had to plan, purchase, build, and paint the bench. The
project was overseen by troop leaders Kim Penfield, Tanya Pitman, and
Nicole Richard . Barnstead Elementary School Principal Tim
Rice was the project advisor.
The original plan was to build one bench, but the Scouts had enough
materials to build two benches, one for each playgroup at the school.
The project was a great learning experience
and was a lot of fun for everyone who helped.
Pioneer Clubs Are
Coming To Barnstead NH!
The Pioneer Clubs organization has a rich history with social groups and
churches, reaching young people with effective programs for more than 75
years. These successful programs are coming to Center Barnstead
Christian Church! Pioneer Club kids will form healthy
relationships with friends and caring leaders, all while having a ton of
At Pioneer Clubs, you might play a game called Gooey Gunk, Goofy Golf,
Breakout Ball, or Beanbag Balance. We will learn about topics like
Parents, Families, Friends, Talents, and Courtesy. Our kids will
make creative crafts, learn about tools, build something out of wood,
cut up food, make a snack, have fun with clay and paint, and develop
We will meet on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Center Barnstead
Christian Church, located beside the Barnstead Town Hall. Family
Prayer Meeting is held simultaneously. October 5th is our first
Pioneer Club meeting. All kids, Kindergarten to 6th grade, are invited
to join! For further information, please contact the church at 269-8831.
Parade Church, Honoring God, Country And Veterans
Submitted By Rev. Sandy Pierson
We at the Parade Congregational Church on the Barnstead Parade would
like to invite all the veterans in the area to visit us on Sunday
mornings for worship service. We will devote our Sunday morning
services from October 9th to October 30th to honor our veterans, our
nation, our national freedom and the understanding of God’s commands
regarding our nation, patriotism, our national freedom as well as the
support of the military of our nation. The October 30th morning service
will be dedicated to our veterans, past and present.
As a church, we have been connected with our
national and local military from its very beginning in 1795. Our church
stands on a corner of the Parade Ground where our troops mustered to
attend instructional sessions and learn the discipline of being a
volunteer militia soldier for the protection of the area and in
preparation for a call to arms, which occurred more than once.
The Parade on which the church sits today, was
used over the years following the American Revelation by local militia
and last of all, militarily, by members of the New Hampshire National
Guard which was where they mustered and bivouacked before they marched
to the train station at the Center of Barnstead and traveled by train to
Fort Dix to become part of the American Expeditionary Force as some of
the first American troops committed to the war in Europe in 1918.
Member or not, veteran or not, please feel
free to join us at 9:00 each Sunday Morning for these special services.
Memorial Library News
Become a part of history –
Donate a classic!
The Oscar Foss Memorial Library will be celebrating its 100th year in
2017! One of the many exciting things we have planned for our
celebration is a “Classics Collection” located in the Young Adult
section of the library. This collection will feature many classics that
are assigned as summer reading at the high school, and a few additional
classics carefully selected by our staff. Our hope is to make this
collection as lovely and appealing as possible, so we have chosen to
include some beautifully bound and illustrated copies of these books. If
you would like to donate one of these books to the collection in
celebration of our centennial year, you can do so by calling us at
269-3900, filling out the form online at oscarfoss.org and mailing in
your donation check of $15, or sending a note along with your donation
to the library. Donations can be mailed to: Oscar Foss Memorial Library,
PO Box 219, Center Barnstead, NH 03225. Donated books will include a
personalized book plate. Please indicate if your book should display
your name, or if you would like to donate in honor of someone else.
There are a number of different ways you can
give to your community and library. Adults can join the Friends of the
Oscar Foss Memorial Library, which has a variety of things individuals
can participate in. This group meets at the library on the third Monday
of each month at 7pm. Teens can also help and get community service
hours by joining our Teen Advisory Group. The teens meet at the library
on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7pm.
Please call the library (269-3900) or visit
our website (oscarfoss.org)
for more information about these or any of our other programs or events.
There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library!
Library hours are Mondays from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m., Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.
and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Christmas Tournament 2016
Submitted By Craig & Jamie
Thoroughgood and Carroll & Brenda Hodgdon Jr.
2016 Barnfield Christmas Softball Champions
“Barnfield” is a unique name made up from
parts of the Town of “Barn”stead and the Town of Pitts”field.” The
“Barnfield” Christmas Softball Tournament was an adult coed softball
tournament that was held to benefit the children of Barnstead and
Pittsfield. Nine softball teams played the entire weekend of September
17th & 18th in the sun and rain to raise money for the towns children.
We would like to thank the PYBA for use of the fields for the weekend.
Thank you to the following coaches and their
teams for playing. The “Slammers” coached by Carroll Hodgdon, Jr. of
Pittsfield, The “Wild Things” coached by Zachary Thoroughgood of
Barnstead and Ken Borelli of Alton, “Morse Crew” coached by Luke
LaFreniere of Alton, The “Mizfitz” coached by Larry DeanE of Barnstead,
“Zombie Rendezvous” coached by Matthew Smith of Northfield, DILLIGAF
coached by Kirk Levesque of Epsom, The “Screw Balls” coached by Lenny
O’Keefe of Boscawen, “Guns and Hoses” coached by Tim Henninger of
Pittsfield, and “Tims Truck Capital” coached by Ashley Cleasby of
Congratulations to the “Morse Crew” for taking home the championship,
“Zombie Rendezvous” for coming in 2nd place, and the “Mizfitz” for
coming in 3rd place!
We would like to publicly thank the following
businesses and community members that donated to the event: Tami
Mousseau-BHHS Verani Realty, Main Street Grill & Bar, Bell Brothers,
Donna Ward-Exit Reward Realty, Buzy Beez Child Care Center, Rasco
Plumbing and Heating, LLC, Globe Firesuits, Town Pizza, Custom Ink,
Combustion Motorworks, LLC, Cleasby’s Hair Salon, Tim’s Truck Capital,
P. R. Russell, JAR Race Engines, Center Barnstead Christian Church,
AMENICO, Crown Trophy, and Jay and Heidi Darrah. I would like to thank
Bud and Linda Bedell for running concessions all weekend. A special
thank you to Jon Brooks of Barnstead for umpiring games for us all day
Saturday. I would also like to thank the 5 Prospect Mountain High School
students who came to volunteer and left with community service hours.
We are happy to say the the tournament was a HUGE success and raised
$2,300.00. Each town received a certified check in the amount of
$1,150.00! The stipulation is that the money has to be used towards
Christmas gifts for needy children this year. Shelli Vardaro accepted
the check on behalf of the Barnstead Elementary school and Estella
Henninger accepted the check on behalf of the Pittsfield Fire
Department. The PYBA will receive a total of $782.22 in concession and
As you can see it takes a “small army” to
stand behind us to make this such a success. It is an amazing feeling to
see people come together and do such a positive thing for two
communities, which some are not a part of. To all involved be proud to
be a part of an amazing community. We will definitely make Christmas
morning very special for some children this holiday season!
Submitted By Beverly A.
Members of the Nighthawk Hollow Seniors were
invited to the cottage of president Christine Sanborn on Lower Suncook
Lake on September 7. We enjoyed delicious picnic lunches, the beautiful
weather, also watching the pontoon boat as the men were doing “Milfoil
Our next meeting will be held at noon at the
Barnstead Town Hall at 205 South Barnstead Rd., Barnstead. Please pack a
Membership dues are $4.00. For information,
please call teh president, Christine Sanborn, 875-2676.